Come and meet a fabulous person and basket maker! Rose! Baskets by Rose! One of the nicest people you could ever know! And her Baskets are FANTASTIC!!
1. What is your name and how did you come up with your business name?
My business name is Baskets by Rose. I weave basket and my name is Rose. To easy to come up with!
2. How long have you been in business?
I have been weaving baskets since 1993. I did my first show in 1994 and have grown my business since then. Selling on the web has been fun and I learn something new every day. The best part of selling on the web is that you are selling to the world and not a hand full of people walking pass you at a craft show. The hard part is they cannot pick up a basket and look to see how it is made, or talk to you about your art.
3. Who or what inspires you?
Other people from painters and the colors they use, to quilters and the color in their work. Look at the colors and add them to your basket. Just have fun making a piece and the happiest will show in your work.
4. What is your creative style, primitive, country, folkart?
Basket weaving can cover all styles. Just by changing the color you can go from traditional to primitive with the same basket.
5. What medium do you use in creating, clay, fabric, altered art, wood etc.?
I use reed and wood in my baskets. I make each basket one at a time and no two baskets turn out the same. I also dye my reed and each batch of reed dyes different. I can weave a basket in any color you would like, and some I can change the size on. You will get a basket to fit into your home and that you can enjoy for many years.
6. What are your links (list your etsy shop, eBay, web site, blogs etc.)
I encourage everyone to take a look at her work. One day when I grow up I want to learn to do this too!!